Mamma Mia! (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Musical, Romance

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The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA.


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5 July 2008 | Filippos01
| Feel good comedy we Greeks loved it!
Went to an open theater last night here in Athens-Greece and all the audience was laughing their hearts out! Who cares about showing a bit of grotesque concerning "modern Greece," i wish the real Greece was as shown in Mamma Mia--all dancing and singing. Awesome! It might look a bit too much of a comedy, but that's the whole point. Just enjoy it,laugh your heart outs, don't' even think about criticizing it and just have a wonderful night with it. Entertaining at its best! When will you ever get a chance to travel to an ideal Greek island with Meryl Streep, Peter Brosnan, Julie Waters etc, all dancing and singing with super high comedy involved. No wannabes here, just chaotic entertainment!

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Did You Know?


The plot of this movie and its source musical was previously used in Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968), starring Gina Lollobrigida.


Donna: Somebody up there has got it in for me. I bet it's my mother.


When Donna's friends singing to Dancing Queen you can see a crew member reflected on the hairdryer.

Crazy Credits

After the final scene of the movie Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters appear on a sound stage in matching 1970s glam-rock costumes and sing "Dancing Queen". When they finish Meryl 'asks' the audience if they want an encore. The three ladies are then joined by Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgard who are similarly attired. Along with Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper, they provide a rendition of "Waterloo" as the main credits roll.

Alternate Versions

Universal Studios released a Family Friendly version on DVD that removes objectionable content. This version has a blue border on the DVD cover.


(Film Version)
Written by
Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson
Performed by Pierce Brosnan & Meryl Streep
Chrous: Anki Albertsson, Anna Andersson, Joan Beal, Elin Carlson, Robert Carlson, Craig Copeland, Jessica Childress Randy Crenshaw, Monique Donnelly, Tim Davis, Michael Dore, Kevin Dorsey, Jon Robert Hall, Michael Geiger, Luana Jackman, Nick Jameson, Bob Joyce, Jon Joyce, Geoff Koch, Teri Koide, Norman Large, Edie Lehmann Boddicker, Rick Logan, Bobbi Page, Sally Stevens, Susie Stevens-Logan, Gary Stockdale, Gregory Turay, Carmen Twillie, and Lauren Wood
Courtesy of Universal Music


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Comedy | Musical | Romance


Release Date:

18 July 2008


English, Greek

Country of Origin

USA, UK, Germany

Filming Locations

Volos, Greece

Box Office


$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,751,240 20 July 2008

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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